Jazz Venues and Organizations

MAY 2019
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SCOTTSDALE-Paradise Valley-Fountain Hills

Eddie V’s, 15323 N. Scottsdale Road (Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale Quarter), Scottsdale, 480-730-4800, eddiev.com: Weds 6-10pm, Renee Patrick Quartet; Sat, May 11, 25, 7-11 pm, Diana Lee Quartet; Sun, 6-10 pm, Guy Pennachio Quartet.

Elks Lodge, 6398 E. Oak St., Scottsdale, 7-9 pm Wed., Havin’ Fun Big Band, dancing, food.

La Locando, 6830 E 5th Ave, Suite 108, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, (480) 284-6511, lalocandaaz.com, 5-8 pm Thurs, Jazzola;  

Malee’s Thai Bistro, 7131 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ, 6-9 pm, (480) 947-6042; maleesonmain.com, Renee Patrick-vocals & Nicole Pesce-piano

Marcellino Ristorante, 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale 85251, 480-990-9500: 7-10pm, Thurs, May 11, 25 & June 1, Sima and her All Star Trio; May 16, 18, Renee Patrick and Nicole Pesce; May 12, 30, Monte Procopio

Sacred Grounds Jazz Coffeehouse, Scottsdale Congregational United Church of Christ auditorium, 4425 N. Granite Reef Road (south of Camelback), Scottsdale, 480-946-2900, 7:30-9:30 pm Thurs., $5 donation, $3 students, coffee-desserts on sale: May 9, Bob Ravenscroft Trio featuring Bob Ravenscroft-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Rob Moore-drums; May 16, Dom Moio Quartet featuring Dom Moio-drums, Mike Kocour-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Tony Vacca-sax/flute; May 23, Ike Ramalho Quartet featuring Ike Ramalho-guitar, Wen Wu-clarinet, Joel Oroz-drums, Seth Gory-bass; May 30, Glenn Davis Quintet featuring Glenn Davis-drums, Dave Henning-piano, Selwyn Reems-bass, Tony Vacca, sax/flute, Dennis Monce-trumpet

METRO-PHOENIX & WEST VALLEY

Avanti, 2728 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix 85016, 602-956-0900, Charles Lewis-solo piano (lounge), 7-10 pm Fri.-Sat., food.

Dolce Vino Wine Bar Italian Cuisine (formerly Polo's Restaurant), 4935 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale 85301, 623-463-8104: Auggie Mendoza-solo piano, 6-9 pm Thurs.; Bridget & the Aug (Auggie Mendoza), 6-9pm, Fri. & Sat.

Jazz for the Soul @ Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church, 14403 N. 75th Ave., Peoria 85381, 623-979-0080, 6-8 pm second Sun. Sept-June., donation. May 12, Bob Ravenscroft Trio; June 9, Glenn Davis Quintet

Los Compadres Jazz Nights, 2350 W. Northern Ave.  Phoenix, AZ 85021, (602) 864-0043, loscompadres.com, 6:30pm - 9:30pm; Live straight ahead jazz with some of the Valley's most notable musicians. No cover, reservations recommended. May 11, John Tendy – SAX, Dick  Weller – DRUMS, Jack Radavich – BASS, David Valdivia – PIANO

Lost Leaf, 914 N. Fifth St. @ Roosevelt, Phoenix 85004, 602-258-0014, music nightly: 9 p.m. first Mon., JiGGle (Bryon Ruth-Scott Zimmer-saxes, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Jacob Eary-drums); 9 p.m. second Mon., Running from Bears (Eric Rasmussen-alto sax, Adam Roberts-tenor sax, Jeff Libman-guitar, Andrew Schiller-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums); 9pm fourth Monday, Sans Pagaie

Musicians’ Hall, 1202 E. Oak St., Phoenix 85006, 602-254-8838, live music every first Tues., free from 7-9pm (donation for snacks-beverages in support of Young Sounds of Arizona). May 7 – Mark Decozio; May 14 – Young Sounds of Arizona; June 9 – Papa John DeFrancesco; July 9, Armand Boatman

The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464, 6-9 p.m. Sun. jazz jam session, various jazz bands throughout the week.

Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix 85014, 602-265-4842, rhythmroom.com, live blues 8 pm nightly + special events, rhythmroom.com

St. Francis Restaurant, 111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix 85012, 602-200-8111, stfrancisaz.com, Dennis Rowland-Diana Lee-vocals, Paul Sherman-keys, Felix Sainz-bass, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. first-Sun. brunch

Ziggy’s Italian Bistro & Lounge, 9832 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020, (602) 870-4122, Sat, 7:30pm, Delphine Cortez-vocals, Joel Robin-keys, Julian Goldenthal-drums 

EAST VALLEY (Tempe-Chandler-Gilbert-Mesa-Apache Junction)

Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, 1 San Marcos Place, Chandler 85225, 480-620-3941: Arizona Classic Jazz Society monthly events: 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sun. (Sept-May), $15 members, $20 non-members, under 18 free. May 19, Cheryl’s Thurston’s Swingin’ Birthday Celebration.

Gold Bar Espresso, 3141 S. McClintock Drive, #6, Tempe, 480-839-3082, Jazz Alliance, 7:30-10 p.m. Fri & Sun. 

Opa Life Greek Cafe, 227 E. Baseline Road-J007, Tempe 85283 (between Mill Ave. & Rural Road), 480-292-8180, food, no cover; Fri. May 10, 7:30-10:30 pm, Sir Harrison Band (blues, in the tradition of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Robert Cray, rock, and funk) featuring Sir Harrison Begay vocals-guitar; Sat. May 11, 7-10 pm, Latin Jazz:  Carmela Ramirez-vocals with Carmela y Más (8-piece band, Salsa dancing & free Salsa dance coaching); Sun. May 12, 6-9 pm, Celebrate Mother's Day with The We3 Trio (jazz, swing, R&B, pop): Renee Patrick-vocals, Nicole Pesce-keys, Suzanne Lansford-violin

Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe 85281, 480-350-2822:  LakeshoreMusic 2018-19 Series; Saturdays, 7:30pm, May 18 - Return of The Bonedaddys.

SEDONA 

Sedona Jazz at the Church, Saint Luke’s Church, 2890 State Route 179 (between Chapel & Back O’ Beyond roundabouts), Sedona, 928-282-7366, 3-5 pm, June 23, Armand Boatman Trio

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ORGANIZATIONS
Jazz in Arizona (JIA) is a non-profit community arts organization whose mission is to encourage the local performance and appreciation of Jazz music - America’s great original art form. 602-750-7045 or thenash.org

Arizona Classic Jazz Society
is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of classic (traditional) jazz, one of America´s original art forms. The Society sponsors monthly concerts and the annual Arizona Classic Jazz Festival, It has a scholarship program to support promising young musicians and reaches out into schools by presenting instructive live jazz performances. P.B.M. 204 9666 E. Riggs Road, Suite 114, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248-7410 Tel : (602) 922-7741 www.azclassicjazz.org

Phoenix Blues Society supports local and national music, Blues culture and heritage, arts education, and more. Monthly membership meetings are held at area local clubs on the second Wednesday evening of every month, followed by live music. www.phoenixblues.org

Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to creating an active and vital Blues and Heritage scene through promotion of live performances, education and raising awareness of the music and culture in southern Arizona. azblues.org

Tucson Jazz Society is devoted to promoting and preserving America´s original music--jazz. The Society seeks to assure continuity of this music through concerts, festivals, media activities and youth programs. A major emphasis is to provide work for instrumentalists and vocalists through society-sponsored activities and joint ventures with allied cultural, educational, and commercial organizations throughout southern Arizona. tucsonjazz.org

Prescott Jazz Society is dedicated specifically to assisting, advancing, supporting, promoting, and advocating the development and enjoyment of jazz music in northern Arizona. pjazz.org